Private capital expenditure in Australia dropped by 5.9 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June 2020, following an upwardly revised 2.1 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market consensus of an 8.4 percent decrease. This was the sharpest decline in private investment since the first quarter of 2016, as spending dropped at a faster pace for both buildings and structures (-4.4 percent vs -1.1 percent in Q1), and equipment, plant and machinery (-7.6 percent vs -3.1 percent). Through the year to the second quarter, private capital expenditure plunged 11.5 percent.

Private Investment in Australia averaged 1.20 percent from 1987 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 15.70 percent in the second quarter of 1996 and a record low of -8.60 percent in the third quarter of 2015. This page provides - Australia Private Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Private Capital Expenditure - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Private Investment in Australia is expected to be 1.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Private Investment in Australia to stand at -0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Private Capital Expenditure is projected to trend around 1.13 percent in 2021 and 1.19 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Private Capital Expenditure

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.90 -2.10 15.70 -8.60 1987 - 2020 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-28 12:30 AM Q3 -0.2% -0.6% -0.1% -0.2%
2020-02-27 12:30 AM Q4 -2.8% -0.4% 0.4% 0.6%
2020-05-28 01:30 AM Q1 -1.6% -2.6% -2.6% -2.5%
2020-08-27 01:30 AM Q2 -5.9% -2.1% -8.4% -8.7%
2020-11-26 12:30 AM Q3 -5.9% 1.3%


News Stream
Australia Private Capital Spending Falls the Most in Over 4 Years in Q3
Private capital expenditure in Australia dropped by 5.9 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June 2020, following an upwardly revised 2.1 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market consensus of an 8.4 percent decrease. This was the sharpest decline in private investment since the first quarter of 2016, as spending dropped at a faster pace for both buildings and structures (-4.4 percent vs -1.1 percent in Q1), and equipment, plant and machinery (-7.6 percent vs -3.1 percent). Through the year to the second quarter, private capital expenditure plunged 11.5 percent.
2020-08-27
Australia Investment Falls Less than Expected
Private capital expenditure in Australia dropped by 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March 2020, compared with market consensus and the December quarter's downwardly revised of 2.6 percent fall. This was the fifth straight quarter of decline in private investment, with spending for buildings and structures falling much less (-1.1 percent vs -5.2 percent in Q4). At the same time, expenditure for equipment, plant and machinery declined again (-2.3 percent vs 0.4 percent). Through the year to the first quarter, private capital expenditure shrank 6.1 percent.
2020-05-28
Australia Capital Expenditure Unexpectedly Falls in Q4
Private capital expenditure in Australia dropped by 2.8 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to December 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent fall in the previous period and missing market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. It was the fourth consecutive decline in private investment, mainly due to capital expenditure for buildings and structures (-5.9 percent vs 2.5 percent in Q3). In contrast, spending for equipment, plant and machinery rose 0.8 percent, rebounding from a 3.6 percent decline in the prior period. Through the year to the fourth quarter, private capital expenditure shrank 5.8 percent.
2020-02-27
Australia Private Investment Falls More than Expected
Private capital expenditure in Australia dropped by 0.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent fall in the previous period and compared with market expectations of a 0.1 percent decrease. This was the third straight quarter of decline in private investment, mainly due to a decrease in capital expenditure for equipment, plant and machinery (-3.5 percent vs 2 percent in Q2). On the other hand, spending for building and structure rebounded (2.7 percent vs -3 percent). Through the year to the third quarter, private capital expenditure shrank 1.3 percent.
2019-11-28

Australia Private Capital Expenditure
Private investment in Australia refers to quarter on quarter change in Private Capital Expenditure. The Capital Expenditure Survey in Australia includes the following industries: Mining, Manufacturing & Other selected industries such as Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Construction, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Information Media and Telecommunications Finance and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.